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'Studio 54 Forever' at House of Sweden

September 26, 2018

House of Sweden has a new photo exhibition: Studio 54 Forever through December 16, 2018. Admission is free and visitors can view the photographs Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 5:00 pm.

Studio 54 was and arguably remains the world's most iconic discotheque. It opened in 1977 in New York City as disco music was reaching its peak. The establishment attracted celebrities, politicians, artists, and the cultural avant garde. On the Studio 54 dance floor, everyone was a star.

Take a journey back in time through the lens of acclaimed Swedish photographer Hasse Persson. His photos provide an intimate, sometimes provocative look at the cultural moment that would become the stuff of legend. The specific historical and cultural moment that made the Studio 54 phenomenon possible is also captured through photography of contemporaneous political figures and Americana. 


House of Sweden is located at 2900 K Street in Georgetown.

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International Couture Collection at French Embassy Sept. 23

September 17, 2018

Closing out DC Fashion Week is the 29th International Couture Collections Showcase on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at La Maison Francaise. This is one of the most unique fashion events in the tri-state area. Take a trip around the globe, but make it fashion.

Witness designers from different countries all over the world on the DC Fashion Week runway. Participating designers include Corjor International, Ellen London, Sierra Mitchell, ModCloth and the Molato Project. This year, the finale show will be held at the stunning Embassy of France in Washington D.C. from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.


Tickets for DC Fashion Week are available here.

Valid ID require. No parking inside the embassy. No large bags or helmets.


DC Fashion Week is a non-profit partnership of independent fashion designers, producers, and models dedicated to increasing the economic development of all things fashion in the DC/metropolitan area. DCFW – much like the city it represents – uniquely embodies the cultural convergence of not only the U.S. but also that of the world, thereby establishing Washington, D.C. as the center of international fashion. 


La Maison de Francaise is located at 4101 Reservoir Road, NW.

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Sunday Georgetown Architecture Tours

August 7, 2018

Established fifty years before Washington DC, Georgetown began as a gritty port city on the banks of the Potomac River, described by Abigail Adams as a "dirty little hole". Despite its modest start, Georgetown is now home to palatial mansions, elegant cemeteries, stately churches, and a world class University. Explore the highlights and secrets of DC's most exclusive neighborhood while learning about Georgetown's transformation in this rags to riches tale. DC Design Tours has organized Sunday tours through the fall.


Sights include:

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal
  • Old Stone House
  • Laird-Dunlop House
  • Newton D. Baker House
  • Miss Lydia's English Seminary School for Girls
  • Grafton Tyler Double House
  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • Yellow Tavern
  • Pomander Walk
  • Volta Laboratory
  • Georgetown Preparatory School
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgetown Car Barn
  • Cady's Alley
  • Georgetown Waterfront

This tour meets outside the coffee shop Baked and Wired at 1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW. The tour takes 2-2.5 hours and covers approximately 2 miles, ending at the Georgetown Waterfront.


Purchase tickets here.

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